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6 The GM Trade Game! by Ben Carsley and BP Staff
10 Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Swing Big For Pomeranz by Ben Carsley and Christopher Crawford
0 The Call-Up: Tyler Glasnow by Grant Jones and Ben Carsley
6 Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: U.S. Team by Ben Carsley
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 73: Future Austin Meadows References by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
4 Dynasty Dynamics: Six Dynasty Prospects to Stash or Flip by Ben Carsley
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 72: MLB Draft Fantasy Draft by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
22 Mocking the Draft by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 71: Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
8 Dynasty Dynamics: Seven Prospects to Stash or Flip by Ben Carsley
5 The Call-Up: Julio Urias by Wilson Karaman and Ben Carsley
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 70: Pillsbury Throwboy by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
1 Dynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TGDX, Part II by Ben Carsley
1 The Call-Up: Alen Hanson by Will Haines and Ben Carsley
0 BP Boston by Ben Carsley
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: Nice by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 The Things We Believe: Bounce-Backs, Disappointments, and a Surprise MVP Candidate by Matt Collins and Ben Carsley
1 BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For Everyone by Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre
1 Transaction Analysis: Don't Go Breaking Swihart by Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Rian Watt and Adam McInturff
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 68: Craigcation by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
6 Dynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TDGX by Ben Carsley
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 67: Avocados by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton
28 Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101 by Ben Carsley
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 66: No Springer Chicken by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
7 Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects by Ben Carsley
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 65: Daddy Long Legs by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
14 Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017 and Beyond by Ben Carsley
16 Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016 by Ben Carsley
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 64: The BP Annual Drinking Game by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre, Meg Rowley, Matt Sussman and Jeff Quinton
8 Winter Is Leaving by Ben Carsley
3 Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2017 and Beyond by Ben Carsley
19 Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2016 by Ben Carsley
5 Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects by Ben Carsley
3 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 63: Flu-Like Symptoms by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
7 Get to Know: Third Base Prospects by Ben Carsley
5 Get to Know: Second-Base Prospects by Ben Carsley
11 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 62: Enya's Kitchen by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Craig Goldstein
9 Get to Know: First-Base Prospects by Ben Carsley
4 Get to Know: Catcher Prospects by Ben Carsley
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 61: Eating Crow by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
4 Best of BP 2015: The Name Game by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
9 Transaction Analysis: Cueto Two Years From Now by Matthew Trueblood and Ben Carsley
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 60: Take Your Brain Off Mute by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Craig Goldstein
18 Transaction Analysis: Oh, Hello David by Ben Carsley and J.J. Jansons
8 Transaction Analysis: Straight Kimbrelin' by Dustin Palmateer, Ben Carsley, Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre
1 Dynasty Dynamics: AFL Progress Reports, Part II by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 59: Well That Didn't Work Out by Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio
0 Dynasty Dynamics: AFL Progress Reports, Part I by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
1 The Call-Up: Raul A. Mondesi by Craig Goldstein and Ben Carsley
3 Dynasty Dynamics: Searching for Steals in a Slower Era by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
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May 18, 2016 6:00 am
An update on Ben's efforts to restock his dynasty-league squad with future contributors.
Back in early April, I broke down what had been a busy offseason for my #TDGX team and promised to fill you in on updates as the season progressed. Seven weeks later, it seems as good a time as any to review the moves I’ve made through the season’s early days, which include a blockbuster trade and a whole lot of small, unexciting waiver wire pick-ups. Yay rebuilding!
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May 17, 2016 3:00 am
If Only Pittsburgh could Give A Little time to Hanson, we'd know whether he can bridge the Great Divide between Triple-A and the majors.
The Situation: With relishing the joys of fatherhood and a few days on the paternity list, the Pirates braintrust has turned to Starling Marte . With capable bench bats Alen Hanson and Sean Rodríguez vying for starts, it’s unclear exactly what role Hanson will play in the short term, but it’s certainly possible that Hanson will get significant playing time against the struggling Braves. Matt Joyce
Background: In 2009, Pittsburgh signed Hanson out of La Romana, a town in the Dominican Republic made famous by its coral beaches and the famous shipwreck of fellow pirate William Kidd. Hanson quickly built a reputation as a promising young shortstop, boasting a developing hit tool and plus speed. Like many a shortstop prospect before him, Hanson made a splash in Low-A in his 2012 stint, where he slashed .309/.381/.528 with 35 steals as a 19 year-old. While buzz quickly arose in prospect circles, Hanson failed to make similar strides defensively, revealing an ineffective arm and committing 40 errors. The rosy luster faded away as he climbed through the minors; the power never truly reappeared, the strikeouts continued to climb, and the walk rate plummeted. A move to second base in late 2014 felt inevitable, and some opined that it came too late. Hanson handled the keystone well in his 2015 campaign, and it appears to be his long-term position. The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
There really isn't something better for Boston.
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April 22, 2016 6:00 am
Matt and Ben share their bold fantasy predictions for the 2016 season.
I Firmly Believe: will be a top-three closer David Robertson
It seems that, year after year, David Robertson is one of the most underrated relievers in all of baseball. Heading into this season, he was being drafted as the 11th
according to ADP data. That’s exactly where he finished among RP-only pitchers on ESPN Player Rater’s last year, the second highest for a pitcher on a team that finished under .500. Robertson’s appeal has never really been the huge upside, but rather the boring consistency. This, however, should be the year he joins the elite class of closers. RP The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe. Why should Massachusetts be the only state with a weird holiday no one has heard of?
Yesterday was Patriot’s Day. Most people outside of Massachusetts don’t know what it is beyond the day the Boston Marathon is run, if they even know that. The best part about Patriot’s Day, if you don’t get the day off like everyone in the state? Early morning baseball. Because 11 am baseball is such a treat, we decided every fanbase deserves a heretofore unknown holiday to take the day off and watch baseball while drinking their mid-morning coffee. —
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The Red Sox switch catchers, the Blue Jays summon a switch pitcher, and more.
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April 6, 2016 6:00 am
Ben recounts the trades he made in an effort to restore his dynasty-league squad into a contender down the road.
Flags Fly Forever. This is a well-established
sleep aid concept at Baseball Prospectus, and it’s what caused me to get very aggressive when The Dynasty Guru Experts League was founded two years ago. This 20-team, 5x5, 35-keeper (including 10 minor league slots) expert dynasty league was created by Bret Sayre to pit knowledgeable, dedicated dynasty league fanatics against each other, as well as provide us with plenty of column material for years to come.
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Last year was the first year I published
my own Dynasty Top 101 list on Baseball Prospectus. As I explained in that piece, I used to sort of complete with Bret Sayre when it comes to dynasty stuff. Then I heard the expression “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” teamed up with Bret at TheDynastyGuru.com and, three years later, I get to annoy you people at least twice a month at Baseball Prospectus.
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